Wildlife Crime

Seizure of Illegally Trafficked Pangolins from Malaysia

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 On August 31, 2560 (2.30 PM) the Director – General of the Customs Department, the Director of Investigation and Suppression Bureau, and the Director of Contrabands Division publicized the seizure of 136 live pangolins and 450 kilograms worth of pangolin scales. The contrabands were smuggled in from the borders of Malaysia and are estimated to have a net worth of 2.5 million baths. The pangolins and scales are registered under Appendix I of CITES, regulations which state that they are not to be bought or sold, and are registered under illegal contrabands under the Wildlife Preservation and Protection Act, B.E. 2535